Things to do in Bundoran
Besides its stunning scenery and welcoming character, Bundoran offers a wealth of outdoor activities for visitors. You’re only problem will be deciding what to do and where to go, given the wealth of options.
It’s the perfect stop off for cyclists taking the 326km North West Cycle Trail, which weaves its way through counties Donegal, Sligo, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Leitrim, but you don’t have to be a professional to cycle in Bundoran. Hire a bike for the day and peruse the town at your leisure.
There are two main walking trails in Bundoran both offering breathtaking views along fairly flat land. The first is The Roguey Walk Experience. Head East along the main beach and up the Roguey Cliffs to Tullan strand. Here you can check out the Fairy Bridges and Wishing chair
The second is the West End Cliff Walk. Starting at the Bundoran Tourist office, head west past the famous Peak surfer break. Just after the Lifeboat Station, you will see a sign to guide you along the cliffs at the west end of the town.
In addition, a guided walking tour takes place every Thursday morning at 11am. For more information just click here.
Bundoran has long been a draw for anglers who come to fish in its nearby lakes. Whether you’re interested sea angling, river angling or course fishing, Donegal Bay is the perfect location. There are over 30 species of fish residing in these waters and conditions are generally good for catching them. The Bundoran Star runs charter trips for anglers around Donegal Bay.
Golfing enthusiasts will be pleased to know there are a number of top class golf courses located near the town of Bundoran. Chief amongst these is the renowned Bundoran Golf Club, founded in 1894 and one of the oldest clubs in Ireland. This 18-hole course is located on a cliff top jutting into Donegal Bay and offers stunning views.
Where better to horse ride than in the beautiful environs of Bundoran? Donegal Equestrian Centre is located on outskirts of the town, near Finner Camp and has an indoor arena. You can take beginners riding lessons here or perfect your canter. They also run beach rides of up an hour or two for riders of all levels and for those who are more experienced you can do the Tullan Strand Day Trail – a full day of riding in the most beautiful of scenery.
Seaweed baths help to decrease stress in the body and relieve skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne. They’re also beneficial for the treatment of muscle aches and joint pain, as a result of rheumatism and arthritis for example. In addition, they improve circulation.
Avail of the fantastic seaweed baths in the hotel itself or want a trip somewhere else they are also available at Waterworld Bundoran. Here, seaweed baths are accompanied by a complimentary pre and post bath facemask. You will feel amazing afterwards! (https://www.waterworldbundoran.com/seaweedbaths)
Want to learn more about the historic town of Bundoran? Check out Bundoran Museum, located in the vaults of Bundoran Community Centre – formerly an AIB bank). The museum is open weekdays 10am to 5pm and admission is free.
Fancy trying your hand at farming? Campview Farm is located between Bundoran and Ballyshannon and offers a hands-on farming experience, as well as a guided tour of the farmyard. It’s a great day out for all the family.
Fancy your hand at go-karting? Bundoran Adventure Park has a purpose built go-kart track, which is a lot of fun!
Maybe you’d like to high ropes, climbing and zip lining? Donegal Adventure Centre is the place to check out. You can also do kayaking and canoeing lessons here on the beautiful Lough Melvin. (http://www.donegaladventurecentre.net)
Want to try something new? Coastering combines cliff jumping and adventure swimming and is a great way to explore the craggy cliffs along the Bundoran and Mullaghamore coastline. North West Coastering facilitate coastering trips for people of all levels. Take the family along for the day or join a group of individuals. (http://www.northwestcoasteering.com)
Stand up paddle boarding is fast becoming a popular pastime. It’s also a great way to keep fit. SUP Dude run regular lessons. (http://supdude.ie).
If you are a festival fan, Bundoran won’t disappoint. The Sea Sessions music festival in June attracts top Irish and international bands. There’s also a regular country music circuit with top acts playing in one of Bundoran’s many top venues.
There are many interesting and famous tourist sites worth visiting in the area and all are accessible from Bundoran.
For the children
At the Holyrood, we pride ourselves on being a family run hotel that caters for families. We’re therefore aware that children need entertainment as much adults.
Avail of our Go!Kids!Club!, which runs throughout the months of July and August, as well as other school holiday times, including midterm breaks, Easter, Christmas and the New Year.